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KYSER
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PostPosted: 09/15/03, 10:31 pm    Post subject: recalling quail Reply with quote

I had eight quail in a recall pen and all but one female escaped after I tried to let a few out on my lunch hour. Usually when I have let some out, if they dont go back in the pen they are close by at dark. When I went out to check tonight they were not around. Will they come back after being out overnight?
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David Williams
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PostPosted: 10/14/03, 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been releasing quail from a call back pen and they usually come back in the pen b/4 nightfall on the first release,But as they get more experiance with their new freedom,they come back the next day or b/4 nightfall.Sometimes predators get some of them and keep pets away from the pens.Also you should have feed and water always in the pen if it is in a permanent place(not portable)Quail learn not to expose themselves in order to survive when out in the wild,especially after being attacked by a few predators.I have lost quail to coyotes,hawks owls,raccoons and saw one hit right in the air by a sparrow hawk while it flew from our release cage.To much activity around the pen may keep them away.Dave
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